A data security misstep—even if it is unintentional—can wreak havoc with your company’s credibility. In some cases, it can even cost you jail time.
What’s more, these costs are spiking annually—with no end in sight. According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, the average total cost of a data breach increased from US $3.8 million to US $4.0 million.
But to prevent data loss, you must defend against both cyber attacks AND physical security breaches. Unfortunately, many company’s physical security is an afterthought. That’s inviting trouble.
“Without strong physical security, an organization can spend thousands of dollars on anti-virus, firewalls, and intrusion prevention systems only to have confidential data stolen by a careless error. Protect your critical infrastructure. When physical security fails the only protection we have left is encryption,” says a blog post on the SANS Technology Institute’s Web site.
The truth is, a physical security breach can sometimes result in more issues for an organization than a cyber attack, and the loss of data is a particular concern when it comes to physical security.
Physical Security Best Practices
Thanks to the increasing adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, personal electronic items are increasingly being used to house sensitive information. It only takes one stolen laptop to expose sensitive data affecting thousands of people, as one hospital learned the hard way. Thefts from personal workspaces are a leading cause of data breaches.
Everyone has a role to play when it comes to protecting the security of your data. Employees at all levels, across all departments, share responsibility for ensuring that best practices are followed.
- Limiting access to the premises by authorized personnel only, as well as controlling and monitoring the movements of guests
- Maintaining monitoring of the premises at all times, either in person or remotely
- Establishing security zones within your organization, only granting access to sensitive information to those with a need for it
- Recognizing that documents left unsecured are easy targets for theft, as well as the dissemination of sensitive information. Secure document storage facilities are vital when it comes to protecting information
- Always ensuring that portable electronics are either securely locked when unattended or always kept on an employee’s person
- Keeping server arrays and hardware behind locked cabinets
Serious About Physical Security
At Veridin, we’re serious about physical security. That’s why we’re Canada’s leader in security systems—a position we’ve held for over a decade. Known for our in-depth technical expertise and innovative solutions, we provide a full menu of physical security services.
Our services include everything from Facility Access Control to Managed IT Services and everything in between. Our services also include Electronic Security Systems and Convergence/IT Integration.
Then there’s our VERISecure™ program. It’s designed specifically for today’s cost-conscious companies—whether they need an integrated, multi-component, security system or just a few CCTV cameras.
VERISecure provides a premium level of security services and support that includes access to support personnel as well as partners that are able to provide enhanced protection. Clients using our VERISecure service span a broad range of industries. They include financial, healthcare, transportation, logistics, property management, and medical marijuana.
If you have complex security needs, we can design a customized program that provides a level of security services and support that fits your situation and budget.
Security Systems Mississauga
Our Mississauga office features a team of knowledgeable, highly skilled experts passionate about developing state-of-the-art security systems solutions. These experts have decades of experience helping clients with their security needs.
Our Mississauga team is recognized for its responsiveness. It uses a comprehensive, integrated approach to solving security systems problems that close even the smallest gaps in your defenses.
As a trusted security partner, this team provides you with a robust security solution that not only addresses your specific security challenges but also fits your budget and your business strategy. These security solutions also decrease employee theft, reduce insurance premiums, and provide peace of mind.
What Security Systems Mississauga Offers
Veridin’s Mississauga office will analyze your unique situation and provide a risk assessment, as well as charting your exposure. Once our security audit is complete, we’ll be able to design and implement a customized security solution that works for your organization.
Veridin is always ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest cutting-edge technology, and we leverage our relationship with industry partners to provide the best security solutions in the business.
This network includes some of the most well-known names in the industry, such as Honeywell Pro-Watch, Avigilon, Verex Technologies, Indigo Visions, and S2 Security.
Our unique approach to developing security systems solutions is why we can say that with Veridin, your future is secure.
Looking to tighten your organization’s security? Contact Veridin. We’ll develop a security solution that not only meets your needs and fits your budget but also mitigates risk and provides peace of mind.